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This Valentine’s Day, help create sweet jobs

The following is from AFL-CIO Now:

(Feb. 11, 2016) — Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label, or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents.

union-candy-heartsIt turns out there are many union-made treats you can give out on Valentine’s Day. The iconic Necco candy Sweethearts conversation hearts are made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM). Several familiar sparkling libations such as J. Roget and Tott’s are produced by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Here are some more products compiled by our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, made by union members.


♥  Ghirardelli Chocolate
♥  Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses
♥  Russell Stover
♥  See’s Candies


♥  Andre
♥  Cook’s
♥  Eden Roc
♥  J. Roget
♥  Jacques Bonet
♥  Jacques Reynard
♥  JFJ
♥  Le Domaine
♥  Tott’s
♥  Wycliff

labor-411-valentine's-picnicSmell Good

♥  Avon
♥  Hugo Boss
♥  Old Spice
♥  Pierre Cardin

OR you could go with the Valentine’s Picnic! Download this flier listing all your possible ingredients, including union -made Chateau Ste. Michelle or Columbia Crest wines from right here in Washington state!

The Washington State Labor Council’s Union Goods and Services Committee has asked The Stand to regularly post lists of union products to help inform rank-and-file members and supporters what they can buy to support good family-wage jobs. The Entire Staff of The Stand has agreed to do so.




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